- The drawings from the office of Sir John Soane
- Jany 15 th 1818
Drawn with competence by Papendiek who had just begun his pupilage though possibly it is a copy? The Day Book shows five pupils (Henry Parke (1790-1835, pupil 1814-1820), Edward Foxhall (1793-1862, pupil 1812-1821), Henry Burges (pupil 1817-1820) and Frank Copland (pupil 1817-1820) as well as George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant, 1806-37, curator 1837-60) as working under the heading 'Mr Soane' on plans, sections, views and elevations of 'Mausoleum'. The sixth pupil at that time was Arthur Patrick Mee (1802-1868, pupil January 1818-1823).
Sir John Soane's collection includes some 30,000 architectural, design and topographical drawings which is a very important resource for scholars worldwide. His was the first architect’s collection to attempt to preserve the best in design for the architectural profession in the future, and it did so by assembling as exemplars surviving drawings by great Renaissance masters and by the leading architects in Britain in the 17th and 18th centuries and his near contemporaries such as Sir William Chambers, Robert Adam and George Dance the Younger. These drawings sit side by side with 9,000 drawings in Soane’s own hand or those of the pupils in his office, covering his early work as a student, his time in Italy and the drawings produced in the course of his architectural practice from 1780 until the 1830s.
Browse (via the vertical menu to the left) and search results for Drawings include a mixture of Concise catalogue records – drawn from an outline list of the collection – and fuller records where drawings have been catalogued in more detail (an ongoing process).